Chase Rice is out with his latest single, “If I Were Rock & Roll.” Chase wrote the song solo during quarantine, and it’s the first new music off his upcoming album called Intertwined, which will be released on November 5th.
The story behind “If I Were Rock & Roll” was – I actually got off of all social media last year. I needed a break from it, so that night I really had nothing to do. So, I turned on Bruce Springsteen’s documentary on his new record he put out, called Letter to You, and he had a song on there called ‘If I Was the Priest,’ and that’s where this song started for me. My first thought was, ‘if I were Jesus.’ I don’t know why I went there; that was the first thing, and I didn’t really know what it meant, but that’s how “If I Were Rock & Roll” came to life. I wanted to put all these different things that were such a huge influence in my life; from Earnhardt to my military buddies, to Johnny Cash, to my grandpa… and how the song ends, obviously, with the one that got away. There’s been a few of those for me, but it’s all good. You have all these amazing things that are a huge part of your life and the one thing you screw up is her, which I think a lot of guys can relate to.